Hydrology, Environmental Engineering, and Civil Engineering Expert Witness and Consultant
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Heritage Technical Services, founded in 1988 by Mr. Dutill, addresses such environmental and civil engineering issues as:
Health and Safety
Standard of Care
To discuss your issues, case, or dispute, please contact Chuck Dutill (610-701-5650 or firstname.lastname@example.org). Mr. Dutill typically responds by the end of the next business day if not sooner.
For further information, including a CV or references, please contact Dawn Grothmann (610-701-5650 or email@example.com).
Areas of Expertise
Chuck Dutill, P.E. has spent approximately 25% of his professional time providing expert witness services nationwide for over 35 years. Approximately 50% of his expert witness services have been for defendants and 50% also for plaintiffs.
Both as principal of Heritage Technical Services and as a member of two distinguished national civil and environmental engineering firms, the hydrology, civil engineering, and environmental engineering work of Mr. Dutill has been heavily concentrated in:
provision of expert witness services, including investigation, analysis, consultation with counsel, written reports, and expert testimony
analysis of regulations, including concerning compliance and enforcement
evaluation of monitoring requirements
development of engineering feasibility studies and facility plans
acquisition of permits with appropriate requirements and fees
provision of project cost advice
He also has significant engineering experience in the areas of design, construction management, operations assistance, maintenance, and community acceptance. Serving as a civil engineer, environmental engineer, and hydrologist on a consulting basis for private, institutional, and governmental clients, Mr. Dutill has nationwide expert witness and project experience in hydrology, stormwater management, flooding, drainage, runoff, sewer systems, sanitary sewage, wastewater treatment/discharge, backups, overflows, septic/onsite systems, surface water, groundwater, and hydrogeology.
As indicated in feedback from attorneys on expert witness cases, some of his strengths include understandable guidance, responsiveness, timeliness, communication, effective report writing, strong testimony (including on cross), efficiency, organization, and assistance with framing case issues.
Nationwide - Heritage Technical Services, Inc. offers consulting and expert witness services for hydrology and environmental engineering in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.), Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and other international locations.
Registered Professional Engineer (since 1982)
Legal Experience & Services
Based on over 35 years of nationwide practice, the following is relevant to Mr. Dutill:
Issued approximately 105 to 110 expert reports addressing many issues, including hydrology, stormwater, flooding, sewer systems, sanitary sewage, overflows, septic systems, hydrogeology, erosion, grading, floodplains, wells, mold, soils, and air quality
Deposed approximately 30 to 35 times as an expert for both plaintiffs and defendants, addressing issues including wastewater treatment, septic systems, stormwater, flooding, hydrology, drainage, detention, groundwater, hazardous waste, standard of care, contamination, remediation, and pumping systems
Qualified and testified in court and at arbitration hearings approximately 25 to 30 times (including jury and non-jury trials) as an expert for both defendants and plaintiffs, addressing issues including sewers, backups, wastewater treatment, surface water, hydraulics, runoff, hydrogeology, aquifers, drinking water, piping systems, sinkholes, spills, as well as health and safety
National Society of Professional Engineers
Water Environment Federation
Air & Waste Management Association
Environmental and Water Resources Institute
American Society of Civil Engineers
American Water Works Association
Goshen Professional Center Association: Officer and Executive Board Member
East Goshen Municipal (Wastewater) Authority (Previous)
Legislative Committee, Pennsylvania Municipal (Environmental) Authorities Association (Previous)
Biosolids Committee, New Jersey Water Environment Association (Previous)
Biosolids Committee, Association of Environmental Authorities (Previous)
Technical Advisory Committee, Association of Environmental Authorities (Previous)
Tredyffrin Township Planning Commission (Previous)
State of New Jersey Disinfection Advisory Group (Previous)
Citizens Advisory Committee, Delaware Estuary Program (Previous)
Delaware Estuary Management Committee, Water Resources Association (Previous)
Awards & Honors
Chi Epsilon (Civil Engineering)
Tau Beta Pi (Engineering)
Cornell National Scholar
A list of references, including attorneys, can be forwarded upon request.
You did a very good job, including a great job on cross . . . You were good on your feet, a real strength of yours. . . I wouldnt have changed anything about your work on the case. . . . We won $400,000 with the jury after being offered $15,000 all along, largely due to your work (Long Time PI Sole Practitioner after report and testimony)
The analysis in your report far outshone those by all the other experts concerning the issues . . . It was much more thorough, compelling, and relevant (Defense Partner for large, complex construction case with many parties)
You are the best expert witness Ive ever worked with . . . extremely knowledgeable with excellent credentials, but easy to work with . . . very hard working and very helpful . . . excellent identification of issues . . . You provided effective assistance during trial, and unimpeachable, understandable testimony (PI Attorney of 35 years, after trial for which Mr. Dutill attended all, provided ongoing input, and testified)
The direct went well and accomplished what I wanted . . . You were only nicked on cross . . . I especially appreciated that your demeanor was unchanged when moving from direct to cross . . . in particular, there was no move to a combative approach. (Senior Defense Partner after testimony)
Cornell University, BS Civil and Environmental Engineering (1978), With Distinction